On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at approximately 8:00 PM Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on I-84 one mile from Baker City near mile post 307.
Investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford Van, operated by Stavr Plasari (36) from Glen Ellyn, IL. was westbound on I-84 and either stopped or traveling slowly in the right hand lane. It was struck from behind by a commercial motor vehicle (semi-truck) being operated by Samuel Goedhart (30) from Twin Falls, ID.
The passenger in the Ford Van, Mitildit Lako (53) from Elmwood Park, IL, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the van. Lako sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Plasari was transported to St. Alphonsus in Baker City for injuries.
Goedhart and a juvenile male passenger in the semi truck were both transported to St. Alphonsus in Baker City with minor injuries.
OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 1:00 AM Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the Cave Junction area on the report of a person that had been shot.
The victim identified as Eddie Joseph Correia Jr. (34) was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass and later transferred to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541- 776-6111 and reference case # SP 18-302404.
Investigation is continuing no further information will be released at this time.
On Monday, August 13, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 78 near milepost 30.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1999 Toyota 4 Runner was traveling westbound on Hwy 78 when it veered into the eastbound lane and collided with a silver 2016 Toyota 4 Runner.
The operator of the 2016 Toyota 4 Runner and the 6 passengers all sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The operator of the 1999 Toyota 4 Runner sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. No passengers.
OSP was assisted by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Hines Police Department, Harney District Ambulance, Burns Fire Department, Range Land Fire Protection Association, and ODOT.
This is an ongoing investigation. Names and more information will be released when it is appropriate.
On Monday August 13, 2018 at about 2:30pm, the U.S. Forest Service investigated an illegal burn at a primitive campsite located in the Deschutes National Forest off of Forest Service Road 9702, (Benham Falls Road), near the Lava Lands Visitor Center. The burn site was estimated at ¼ acre and evidence of drug use was located at the scene. A suspect was contacted by a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) and the suspect initially gave a false name and fled the scene shortly after in a teal 1993 Ford Escort Wagon. The U.S. Forest Service LEO was able to capture the vehicle plate and disseminate that information to local area partner agencies.
Oregon State Police Troopers and Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office began an area search for the outstanding suspects involved in this incident. At about 4:00pm, the Deschutes County 911 Center received a report of a rolling domestic disturbance near 3rd Street and NE Franklin Avenue in Bend. The vehicle reported matched the teal Ford Escort from the previous reckless burning incident. Officers from Bend Police Department and OSP located and stopped the Ford Escort.
The male driver, later identified as 43 year old Bend resident Benjamin Noah Osborn, was positively identified as the suspect. Osborn and his female passenger, identified as 28 year old Redding California resident, Kaleigh Thompson were both transported to a Bend area hospital for evaluation for concerns of drug use.
Osborn was later lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of DUII – Controlled Substance; Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin; Giving False Information to Police; Fail to Register as a Sex Offender; and Fugitive from Justice on an Outstanding Arrest Warrant issued from California. Citations were also issued by the U.S. Forest Service for Illegal Burning and Giving False Information to Police.
The Oregon State Police, U.S. Forest Service and all First Responders urge the public to use extreme caution during the fire restriction season to prevent risk to life and public and private property damage.
The deceased has been identified as James Allen Guse, age 82 of Eugene.
On August 11, 2018 at approximately 9:52 AM Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 36 near mp 51 (near the Hwy 36 / Hwy 99 Intersection)
Preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle slowly drifted off the road and crashed into a concrete bridge pillar. After crashing in the bridge the vehicle caught on fire.
The driver of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other occupants in the vehicle. Name will be released at a later time.
OSP was assisted by the Junction City Police Department, Lane County Fire and the ODOT.
On Sunday August 12, 2018 at approximately 11:34 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single motorcycle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 34.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a red 2002 Kawasaki ZX6, operated by Victoria Hotson, age 56, of Dallas, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 20 when for unknown reasons the Kawasaki veered off the road and struck the westbound guardrail.
Hotson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Hwy 20 westbound lane at milepost 34 was closed for three hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Sweet Home Fire and ODOT.
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at approximately 2:45 PM Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head on collision on Hwy 95 near milepost 97.
Investigation reveals that a white 2005 Ford Focus, operated by Jaila Aguilera-Pinder (19) from Las Vegas, NV. was northbound on Hwy 95. Aguilera-Pinder was attempting to pass a commercial motor vehicle in a no passing zone when it struck a southbound 2014 Ford Escape, operated by Victor Dunkelberger (33) from Rocklin, CA. The two vehicles collided head on at highway speeds.
Dunkelberger sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
There were two passengers in the Ford Escape, Ayna Anderson (27) from Rocklin, CA - transported by air to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise), a juvenile passenger was transported by ground to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Aguilera-Pinder and her passenger, Keilin Alfonso-Vaquero (25) from Las Vegas, NV, were both transported by air to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
OSP was assisted by Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Life light, Jordan Valley Ambulance, ODOT, and Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (NV).
OSP collision reconstructionist are continuing the investigation.
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at about 9:10 am, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle versus motorcycle crash on OR-22E near milepost 71.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2015 Triumph motorcycle, operated by Gregory D. Gummere (64), of Boise, ID, was traveling westbound on OR-22E when for unknown reasons the motorcycle crossed the centerline and clipped an eastbound 1996 Plymouth minivan operated by David Privratsky (62), of McMinnville, OR. The motorcycle then hit head-on with a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, operated by Caleb J. Pilling (33) of Beaverton, OR.
Gummere suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no injuries to any other persons involved.
OR-22E was closed for approximately five hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Idanha & Gates Fire, and ODOT.
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, David Lokken, died in the early morning on August 10, 2018 at a local hospital. He was incarcerated at the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI). As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death.
Lokken entered DOC custody on December 16, 2015 from Washington County. His earliest release date was August 24, 2024. He was 55 years old.
DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 men and women who are incarcerated in the 14 institutions across the state.
Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.
SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 male inmates. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, inmates with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.
The correct name is Holden Martin from Northport Washington.
On August 8, 2018 at approximately 11:43am, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multi-vehicle fatality crash involving a farm implement on SR-201N near milepost 20.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 John Deere Tractor pulling a large oversized farm implement, operated by Hector Garduno Dominguez (54) of Weiser, Idaho was traveling southbound on SR-201N near milepost 20. Allan Garrison (83) of Weiser, Idaho was traveling northbound on SR-201N near milepost 20 in a 2013 white Ford F150 pickup when he struck the farm implement that was partially in the northbound lanes of travel. The implement peeled open the driver's side of the Ford pickup causing serious injuries to Garrison's left arm. Garrison was later transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Ontario for treatment of his injuries.
Martin Holden (19) of Northport, WA was traveling northbound behind the white Ford pickup in a white 1999 Honda Accord when the first crash occurred. The Honda and the implement collided. Holden suffered fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
ODOT had SR-201N closed with detours in place for nearly 4.5 hours.
OSP was assisted by ODOT, Treasure Valley Paramedics and Payette Rural Fire Department.